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Tributes paid to Roman Catholic bishop who played iconic role in Northern Ireland Troubles

Bishop Edward Daly, whose bravery on what became known as Bloody Sunday became an iconic image of the Troubles, has died at the age of 82.

08 August 2016

EU referendum: Statement by the Archbishop of Dublin

Responding to the UK’s EU referendum, the Primate of the Southern Province of the Church of Ireland, the Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson, Archbishop of Dublin and Bishop of Glendalough, issued this statement.

24 June 2016

Ecumenical body consults on a new vision for Europe

The Conference of European Churches (CEC) has launched a consultation on the future shape of the continent and the role played in it by the churches. 

21 June 2016

Archbishop welcomes World Meeting of Families announcement

The Anglican Archbishop of Dublin and Glendalough, Michael Jackson, has welcomed the announcement by the Vatican this morning that the Roman Catholic Church’s next World Meeting of Families will be held in Dublin in 2018. It will be the ninth such meeting to have taken place – the last one was in Philadelphia in 2015.

24 May 2016

Easter message from Archbishop Michael Jackson

An Easter message from the Most Revd Michael Jackson, Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland

25 March 2016

Bible-reading marathon for year of opportunity

A diocese of the Church of Ireland has embarked on a marathon four-day public reading of the entire Bible as part of its Year of Opportunity – a designation it has given to 2016 during which parishes will focus on mission, generosity and children.

21 March 2016

Irish Catholics and Anglicans unite for Saint Patrick's Day service

The Church of Ireland and Roman Catholic Archbishops of Dublin joined the Choirs of Christ Church Cathedral and the Girls’ Choir of St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, took part in a united service on the eve of St Patrick’s Day to convey a powerful message of Christian unity. The service, on Wednesday evening this week, united the choirs’ voices united for “a magnificent and historic Festal Choral Evensong.” 

18 March 2016

Easter returns to Dublin Cathedral

Dublin’s Christ Church Cathedral will hold an Easter Day service after all, following discussions between diocesan officials, the government, and the Irish police service. It had been announced that security around commemorations of the centenary of the Easter Rising would make the service impossible. Six city centre churches will remain closed.

04 March 2016

Swaziland declares national emergency as drought intensifies

The government of Swaziland has declared a national emergency as the southern African nation continues to suffer the effects of a devastating drought. The Prime Minister said that the draught, which began in 2014 has “deepened in severity, with a path that has defied regional weather forecasting” and has had “devastating consequences.”

02 March 2016

Safety fears force Easter Sunday closure of Dublin churches

Dublin’s Anglican Cathedral and six city centre churches are being forced to close on Easter Sunday as a result of a safety cordon being put in place by security officials because of events being held to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising, which eventually paved the way for the creation of an independent Irish nation.

16 February 2016

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East African choirs unite to support regional peace

Cathedral choirs from around east Africa descended on Kigali, Rwanda, last week for a celebration of Christian music and to enhance “regional peace, integration and cooperation.”

US-Ghana partnership to tackle child slavery

The Anglican Diocese of Accra has won the backing of the US government for its ambitious programme to tackle modern-day slavery and child trafficking.